Kabel Deutschland chooses PacketExchange to grow international peering community and geographic reach
Prague, Czech Republic – June, 23 2008 - PacketExchange, the leading provider of private network services with Internet economics, today announced at the Capacity CEE 2008 Conference that Kabel Deutschland, Germany’s largest cable based TV, Internet and Phone provider, joins PacketExchange’s eXpress™ wide-area peering global community. The leading cable network provider chose PacketExchange for its high-performing private wide-area peering community and unique ability to provide direct access to hundreds of other networks worldwide through just one connection.
“Like many access providers, we are geographically bound to our network and subscriber base, however our subscriber’s appetite for digital media is borderless and it continues to grow exponentially,” said Frank Hellemink of Kabel Deutschland. “As Germany’s leading cable network provider, it is important we offer our customers the best service available. We selected PacketExchange because it eliminated the complexity of creating and managing multiple peering relationships. Through just one connection, we quickly established the International coverage required to ensure our growing subscriber base had fast, safe and reliable access to remote sites, like Google, based in North America.”
Unlike traditional peering methods, which require peers to locate equipment in multiple facilities, PacketExchange’s location-independent eXpress wide-area peering service brings Kabel Deutschland and existing eXpress peering members such as Google and Microsoft into one “virtual building” – meaning peering members are only ever one hop away. This method not only enables eXpress members to benefit from PacketExchange’s low network latency and near-zero packet loss and jitter, it also greatly improves quality of service and reduces cost.
“As more and more companies, like Kabel Deutschland, join the PacketExchange eXpress exchange, both existing and new customers automatically gain access to all of the new connections without additional effort. As the community grows so do the benefits of being a member of the PacketExchange eXpress community,” says PacketExchange’s Chief Marketing Officer, Chuck Stormon. “We are delighted to have Kabel Deutschland on board and we look forward to enabling them to extend their services, while delivering the best customer experience possible.”
Through PacketExchange’s eXpress community, Kabel Deutschland has easy access to its peers through direct connections between Amsterdam, Brussels, Chicago, Dallas, Dublin, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Manchester, Miami, New York, Palo Alto, Paris, San Francisco, San Jose, Seattle, Secaucus NJ, and Washington DC via a dedicated private layer-2 MPLS network provisioned on a redundant mesh of global 10G wavelength, which ensures performance, security and reliability that the public internet backbone cannot provide.
About Kabel Deutschland
Kabel Deutschland (KDG) operates cable networks in 13 German states and supplies its services to around 9 million connected TV households in Germany. Kabel Deutschland is Germany's largest cable network operator. The company develops and markets new triple play offers for digital TV, high-speed internet and telephone connection via cable. KDG offers an open digital TV platform for all programme providers. The company operates the networks, markets cable connections and provides comprehensive services for all matters of cable connectivity. In fiscal year 2006/2007 (12 months ended March 31, 2007), Kabel Deutschland reported a total revenue of approx. EUR 1.1 billion. The company has around 2,700 employees.
For more information visit: www.kabeldeutschland.com
PacketExchange is the leading provider of private network services with internet economics – providing ADN, CDN, wide-area peering, WAN, VPN, EPL, and IPT. Our unique real-time transactional services platform leverages a global private layer-2 network to offer a fast, secure, reliable and cost-effective alternative to the public Internet backbone. PacketExchange’s redundant mesh across Europe, USA and Asia and exclusive wide-area peering fabric enable hundreds of access and broadband service providers, content and web application providers, enterprises and customers to connect directly to their trading partners around the world. PacketExchange is a privately held company headquartered in London, UK with network facilities in Amsterdam, Brussels, Chicago, Dallas, Dublin, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Manchester, Miami, New York, Palo Alto, Paris, San Francisco, San Jose, Seattle, Secaucus NJ, and Washington DC.
For more information please contact PacketExchange or visit www.packetexchange.net.
Grant Butler Coomber
Tel: +44 (0)20 8322 1922
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